Substance abuse or addiction has a heavy hand on a person’s life; it can deeply affect them on many levels, causing damage to their body, mind, and relationships. Sometimes—in certain circumstances—when a person’s substance use has gotten out of control, they may find themselves engaging in activities that endanger themselves, their health, or that of others.
When a person has reached this point and they need help, either as mandated through the court, by choice, or through an intervention, they will commonly be faced with a substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation is a tool used to help determine the extent of a person’s misuse and abuse of drugs or alcohol and to determine how to go about treating a person to achieve the greatest success.
The Purpose Of A Substance Abuse Evaluation
- Determines if the individual has a drug or alcohol addiction
- Assesses the extent of the substance use or addiction
- Discerns if there are any co-occurring conditions, including any physical or mental health concerns, or any other drug use
- Assesses the extent by which the substance use affects the person’s life
- Provides an understanding of the person and their circumstances so that the team may establish a baseline and build a treatment plan that is best suited for their needs and recovery
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